Premenstrual syndrome has a variety of troubles that includes mood swings, breast tenderness, backaches, headaches, water retention, tiredness, irritability, poor concentration or depression. These can occur 7 to 10 days before a woman's period and subsides with the onset bleeding.
PMS is related to the production of oestrogen and progesterone that controls the menstrual cycle. It is also related to the sensitivity of a woman to these hormonal changes.
Here are a few ways to overcome these troublesome symptoms by adding in and cutting down things in the diet:
- Eat small and frequent meals which are rich in low fats and high in carbohydrates.
- Eat fish, meat, whole grains and green leafy vegetables which are rich in Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 supplements can be taken to counter depression and water retention characterized by bloated abdomen, swollen fingers and toes or face.
- Cut down salt can also help in retention of water in the body.
- Cutting down caffeine will help as studies suggests that caffeine increases PMS.
- Avoid alcohol. They exaggerates depression and mood swings.
Try to have a stress free life and live healthy. Happy Womanhood....